Managed Health Care Connect May 17, 2019
Julie Gould

According to a recent study published online in JAMA Network Open, the use of a collaborative chronic care model (CCM) in general clinical practice settings for individuals with complex mental health conditions can improve overall health outcomes. 

“[CCMs] have extensive randomized clinical trial evidence for effectiveness in serious mental illnesses, but little evidence exists regarding their feasibility or effect in typical practice conditions,” wrote lead study author Mark Bauer, MD, from the Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research at the VA Boston Healthcare System, and colleagues. 

To determine the effectiveness of implementation facilitation in establishing the CCM in mental health teams and the impact on health outcomes of team-treated individuals, Dr Bauer and colleagues conducted a quasi-experimental, randomized,` stepped-wedge implementation...

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